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Question Trade C36 Amg for R129 Sl? Or not?

I have a mint condition, low mileage C36 Amg which is really nice and I love to drive it.

I'm single and I live near the beach. I always wanted a roadster.

I'm trying to decide whether to trade for an R129 SL. I'll probably have to put in a little more cash but if I get a good price for the C36, that's cool. I have been advised by used car dealers here that the R129s "will bankrupt me". I don't really like the SLKs, I'm a XXXL shirt size and I find them a bit small. I have a W116 for when visitors come along so I'm not bothered by 2 seaters. My driving is not heavy - maybe 1000km/month max.

If an R129, 2nd question would be which - a 280/300/320 or a 500? The 500 appeals simply because, well, its more powerful...

Please share your experience to help me decide whether to change at all, and if so, then which engine. Thank you in advance for your insight.
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